Musings on the Craft of Writing

►To the Purveyors of 50 Shades of Twilit Shit

Got this jolt from Blake today in a coffee house…

Degrade first the Arts if you’d Mankind Degrade.
Hire Idiots to Paint with cold light & hot shade:
Give high Price for the worst, leave the best in disgrace,
And with Labours of Ignorance fill every place.

-William Blake

(I’ve nothing to add.)


6 responses

  1. Agree

    December 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm

  2. Couldn’t be said any better.

    December 30, 2013 at 7:34 pm

  3. Makes you wonder how much we’ve lost, for it’s always been that way, only now it’s right in our faces 24/7. Remember the old ‘bread and circuses’ line?

    December 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm

  4. Agreed…
    But not just Fifty Shades. Let that be an ode to those who would churn out pulp just for money, and let us not forget those who would dare to be true to their art at their own expense. (Like Blake, for instance.)

    December 31, 2013 at 8:49 pm

  5. Aino A Järvinen

    Reblogged this on The Snow Queen's Revenge and commented:
    I concur entirely.

    January 1, 2014 at 7:54 am

  6. He saw it coming…

    January 1, 2014 at 5:46 pm

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